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Rafa Martí is Professor in the Statistics and Operations Research department at the University of Valencia, Campus de Burjassot, Valencia, Spain. His teaching and research are devoted to Statistics, Mathematical Programming, and Heuristic Optimization. He is co-author of several books, being the last one Metaheuristics for Business Analytics (Springer 2018), and has secured an american patent. Prof. Martí is currently Area Editor in the Journal of Heuristics and Associate Editor of the European Journal of Oper. Res., TOP, the Math. Prog. Computation, and the Int. Journal of Metaheuristics. He coordinates the Spanish Network in Metaheuristics, currently funded as a SEIO working group and by the Spanish Goverment.

Prof. Martí has published almost 200 papers, and more than 100 are in JCR-indexed journals (h-index=54 and i10-index=123 according to Google scholar). He has also contributed with around 100 presentations in conferences and universities, from which about half of them were invited. Martí is Senior Research Associate of OptTek Systems (USA), and has been invited professor at the University of Colorado (USA), Molde (Norway), Wien (Austria), Bretagne-Sud (France), UCD (Dublin), and Panamá. The Web of Knowledge, compiles 126 of his papers and computes an h-index=30. (Download curriculum vitae).

Rafa Martí es Catedrático de Universidad en el Departamento de Estadística e Investigación Operativa de la Universitat de Valéncia, Campus de Burjassot (Valencia), España. Desarrolla su labor docente e investigadora en materias de Estadística, Programación Matemática, y Optimización Heurística. Es co-autor de varios libros, siendo el último la monografía Metaheuristics for Business Analytics (Springer, 2018), y tiene registrada una patente americana. El profesor Martí actualmente es editor de área de la revista Journal of Heuristics y editor asociado de las revistas TOP, European Journal of Oper. Res., Math. Prog. Computation e Int. Journal of Metaheuristics. Coordina la red Española de Metaheurísticas, actualmente financiada como un grupo de trabajo de la SEIO y por el Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (TIN2017-90844-REDT).

El Prof. Martí ha publicado alrededor de 200 artículos científicos, de los cuales más de 100 se encuentran en revistas indexadas en el JCR (con índices h=54 e i10=123 según Google Scholar). Ha realizado alrededor de 100 presentaciones en congresos y universidades, de las cuales aproximadamente la mitad han sido invitadas. Martí es investigador asociado de OptTek Systems (USA), y ha sido profesor invitado en las universidades de Colorado (USA), Molde (Noruega), Viena (Austria), Bretagne-Sud (Francia), UCD (Dublin) y Panamá. La Web of Knowledge le contabiliza 126 publicaciones y un índice-h=30. (Descargar curriculum vitae).


Research project

Rafa Martí and Abraham Duarte coordinate the OPTSICOM research project with 11 members in 2 universities. The acronym stands for Optimization of Complex Systems. In this project we develop algorithms, based on metaheuristic methods, which integrated in a software, solve hard optimization problems. It has been funded by the Spanish Goverment for more than 10 years, currently with the code PGC2018-095322-B-C21 (2019-2021). In the OPTSICOM website, codes, instances and best known solutions for the problems in which we are working are available. You can directly download from here the LOLIB and MDPLIB 2.0.

2020-21 Publications

Latest journal papers

Discrete diversity and dispersion maximization. A review and an empirical analysis from an OR perspective
Martí, R., Martínez-Gavara, A., Sánchez-Oro, J., and S. Pérez-Peló European Journal of Operational Research Invited review, Submitted March 2021

A Review of the Role of Heuristics in Stochastic Optimisation: from metaheuristics to learnheuristics
Juan, A., Keenan, P., Martí, R., McGarraghy, S., Panadero, J., Carroll, P., Oliva, D. Annals of Operations Research Submitted & under review - March 2020 (available upon request)

Measuring diversity. A review and an empirical analysis
Francisco Parreño, Ramón Álvarez-Valdés, Rafael Martí European Journal of Operational Research 289, 515-532 (2021)

Scatter Search for the Minimum Leaf Spanning Tree Problem
Singh Kardam, Y., Kamal Srivastava, Pallavi Jain, and Rafael Martí Information Sciences Submitted (under review)

The Capacitated Dispersion Problem. A mathematical model and a scatter search metaheuristic
Martí, R., Martínez-Gavara, A., Sánchez-Oro, J. Memetic Computing 13, 131-146 (2021)

Heuristics for the Capacitated Dispersion Problem
Peiró, J, I. Jiménez, J. Laguardia, R. Martí International Transactions in Operational Research 28, 119 - 141 (2021)

A Strategic Oscillation Simheuristic for the Time Capacitated Arc Routing Problem with Stochastic Demands
Panadero, J., P. Keenan, A. Juan, R. Martí, S. McGarraghy Computers and Operations Research Submitted (under review)

A Parallel Variable Neighborhood Search Approach for the Obnoxious p-median p-dispersion problem
Herrán, A., J.M. Colmenar, R. Martí, A. Duarte International Transactions in Operations Research, 27, 336-360 (2020)

Tabu Search for Min-Max Edge Crossings in Graphs
Pastore, T., Martínez-Gavara, A., Napoletano, A., Festa, P., Martí, R. Computers and Operations Research, 114, (2020)

Adaptive memory programming for the dynamic bipartite drawing problem
Bo Peng, Donghao Liu, Zhipeng Lü, Rafael Martí, Junwen Ding Information Sciences 517, 183-197 (2020)

Iterated Greedy with VNS for a MultiObjective Waste Collection Problem
Delgado, L., Caballero, R., Sánchez-Oro, J., Colmenar, J.M., Martí, R., Expert Systems with Applications 145, 113101 (2020)


Professional address
(34) 96.3543090
Dpto. de Estadística e I. O.
Facultad de Matemáticas
Dr. Moliner 50, 46100
Burjassot, Valencia, España

2019 Award

INFORMS Journal on Computing
Informs has awarded Rafael Martí and his co-authors, to honor their paper Scatter search and local NLP solvers, published in this journal in 2007, with the Test of Time Paper Award, for having been the most impactful over a prolonged period.

2021 2% Top Scientist

Standford Ranking of top researchers
Stanford University has published a list that represents the top 2 per cent of the most-cited scientists in various disciplines. It ranks 150,000 scientists classified into 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields. Prof. Martí, together with 100 scientist from Valencia, appear in that rank, as reported in the local newspaper Levante.


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